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Haman Mpadire

Artist, performance maker, dance teacher

Haman Mpadire is an artist, performance maker and dance teacher born in Eastern Uganda, originally from Busoga tribe. He graduated with a diploma in contemporary dance from École des Sables and Master's degree in Choreography from CCN - Paul Valery University, Montpellier (France). He holds a danceWEB scholarship and is a laureate of the Visa for Creation program at the French Institute in Paris. His artistic practices involve the body as a medium that embodies entities that are not seen but their presence is felt in space. Furthermore, Haman explores animistic notions of ancient Busoga kingdom and beyond + complex relationships between identity, visibility and colonialism towards black African bodies. We are unapologetically stepping into the black future with ancestral joy'.

As a Fellow of the Pina Bausch Foundation Haman follows  the work of nora chipaumire at the nherera hub. Haman is interested in learning about chipaumire’s thinking method, her understanding of the animist body practices, as well as her process of creating a large-scale production. During his stay at the nherera hub, Haman will be shadowing her work nhaka, a cartography of the animist body practices, and will as well take part in the creation process of her new work Dambudzo.

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